this is interesting. with word on the street that the GTX4x0 being 5-10% faster than the corresponding 58x0
looking at some of these driver improvements such as
-Improves up to 10% with Anti-Aliasing enabled on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
-Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
- Improves up to 20% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
seems like when the new GTXs come out they are going to be real close. That should only last till Nvidia's first driver update.
Seems to me Nvidia drivers jump in leaps and bounds and ATI are smaller incremental updates. Strange when you see a 4870x2 snuck up on the gtx295. But when you look back though the benches you see them getting closer and closer.
This was expected and I can say I'm really excited that they were able to offer better performance. When I'm able to afford it, I'm without a doubt buying an ATi card. I can't say how Fermi will perform, but if the sources are correct, I'm not paying $350-500 for the top two cards when "5-10%" costs so much less. Prove me wrong nVidia. Please?
Ati just needs to keeping refining their drivers for the 5000 and the 4000 to keep them in the front of the gpu war. The hardware is there and it is proven that it can kick out high-end graphics while using less power. I own two 4890's and single 5770 and a 8800gtx. The best performing card per-watt is the 5770 by far and with the upcoming driver revisions these cards are only going to get more efficent. Fermi well thats a whole other story.
Noticed 15 fps increase on dirt 2 running crossfire 5850s and eyefinity on ultra settings 4xAA 5940 x 1080. 50+ fps. Very nice check out the video proof. I'm liking the bezel correction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPk67UmiWp0